It is beginning to look like Christmas here. We are a little later than usual about getting our tree up, but look at the results!
The train is up around the tree. The Longaberger Christmas baskets are around the base. My completed Gay Ann Rogers Angel Tree Topper is on the top. My grandson got to put his ornaments up. And I found 2 more strands of my favorite garland on etsy. It is red foil-wrapped gift garland that my mother used on our tree in the 60's. (I watched on ebay for over 2 years and only saw it once but missed the end of the auction :( Now I have 5 strands and it makes my tree just right. Know what I mean?
Another 2011 finish-
Blackbird Designs Autumn Song
30 ct R & R fabric-don't remember the color
Called for threads
The alphabet letters that go around the edge of box top are about 1/3 done. And I have the box to finish it, but can't decide on what color to paint it.
Here is Debbie Stiehler's Timeless Tomato from the class I took in May or June?? I hadn't touched it since the class, but I saw two of these completed at the stitching retreat in November and fell in love all over again. So this is what it looked like when I picked it up:
Here it is now!!
As soon as segment 4 is completed, I'll flip the whole canvas over and finish it upside down. This is the project I will finish 2011 working on (unless I get it done sooner!) When this part is done, there are green leaves for the top of the tomato and the strawberry fob (see top photo)
My Christmas shopping is almost done. I ordered something for DH last week online and it arrived FedEx the next day while I was gone. The delivery man put it right into DH's arms! Now he knows what he is getting :)